Over 100 journalists were given the opportunity to see behind-the-scenes presentations, as well as play the game hands-on. December 7 will be the last day to get hands-on impressions and the event embargo will lift.
The Game Awards
All the attendees were invited to watch The Game Awards as they would be making some announcements during the presentation.
It’s believed the announcement will be a release date, which was previously reported by Xbox Era’s Sikmamikanico and WindowsCentral’s Jez Corden.
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Diablo 4 Open Beta
Pre-orders will be available at The Game Awards, according to a leaked Activision Blizzard document earlier this year.
There is also an open beta for Diablo 4 in some PlayStation Store APIs.
In the world of gaming, there are two interesting developments to note:
1) Polo Ralph Lauren’s Fortnite partnership
2) Gaming electronics for CSGO
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We Love Dogs
In 5 years’ time, you might be asked this trivia question: Diablo 4 has the codename We Love Dogs.
Jez clarifies that the April release date might have been a launch window with a 8-week variance.
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The big announcements are early access to open beta with pre-orders. Also, collector's edition which has some kind of... candle? Not sure 100% what that is.— Jez (@JezCorden) December 2, 2022
I wrote April 2023 for launch but now I think that mighta been a runway/target launch window, with an 8 week variance.